Even if NIP 'were beasts' as you put it, it was a one off.
They placed 9th-10th at EPL (beating BIG and G2)
They placed 5th-6th at ECS (only beating Avangar in a best of 3)
They placed 3rd at Blast finals (only beating FaZe)
Last two events they placed #3 OUT OF 4 TEAMS and 5th-6th OUT OF 8 teams. How is it so hard to understand that Blast Copenhagen wasn't the last or second last event they played? You can literally look it up on the very site we currently are using
why be mad about north? kjjearbye left astralis and they only became better, if you are an astralis fanboy you should be grateful for kjjearbye without him leaving Astralis would never became this good?